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Mark Cafferty

Executive Director

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

530 B St. Ste., 700
saCA92101

When Mark Cafferty took the helm of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. last year, the agency said it wanted to shift in a new direction: less emphasis on pushing for changes in public policy and more emphasis on helping create new jobs.

Cafferty -- who had spent nearly 20 years in job training and placement programs before being hired as the EDC’s executive director -- has taken that message to heart.

Last year, the agency was involved in 176 projects aimed at helping companies move to San Diego or stay here and expand their workforce. The companies involved in those projects have since hired or announced plans to hire 8,550 new workers, the equivalent of about a third of the county’s net job growth last year.

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Workforce Partnership executive director getting people back to work

It is a good thing that Mark Cafferty likes a challenge. Because since June of 2008 -- in the midst one of the worst economies since the Great Depression -- he has been responsible for helping San Diegans get back to work, serving as the executive director of the San Diego Workforce Partnership.

EDC leader focuses on job growth

In the first year with Mark Cafferty at the helm of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp., the agency was involved in 176 projects aimed at helping companies move to San Diego or stay here and expand their workforce. The companies involved in those projects have since hired or announced plans to hire 8,550 new workers, the equivalent of about a third of the county’s net job growth last year.

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George Chamberlin's Money in the Morning

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Candace Friedman, Acme Safety and Supply

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Patricia Trauth, AECOM

As a young girl growing up in Cincinnati, Patricia Trauth developed a deep appreciation of art from her mother, and nature from her maternal grandfather. Today, as principal landscape architect in the San Diego office of AECOM, a global interdisciplinary architecture, engineering and construction firm, she uses her artistic skills by designing public spaces with natural elements for the betterment of the public.

Susan Couch, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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